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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The cast of 'Dawson's Creek' 20 years later

When "Dawson's Creek" premiered on The WB in 1998, it quickly became one of the most talked-about TV shows of the year, and later became one of The WB's most successful shows during its six-season run.

The show turned James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, and Joshua Jackson into household names, and the Dawson-Pacey-Joey love triangle is still inspiring debates to this day.

Keep reading to find out what your favorite residents of Capeside are up to now.

James Van Der Beek

THEN: James Van Der Beek was the titular character of "Dawson's Creek," Dawson Leery.

Let's face it: Dawson Leery was kind of a jerk. But without him, there would be no "Dawson's Creek."

During his time on the show, James Van Der Beek, who was 20 years old when the show began, shot to stardom. He used his exposure to score starring roles in "Varsity Blues" and "Rules of Attraction."

His crying face will also live forever on the internet.

NOW: He has had a steady career in Hollywood since "Creek" ended, with roles on "Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23," and "What Would Diplo Do?"

The 44-year-old is is focusing more on comedy now. His role on "Don't Trust The B-- in Apt. 23" as a fictionalized version of himself solidified his comedic talent.

Now, Van Der Beek is starring on Viceland's mockumentary series "What Would Diplo Do?" as a fictionalized version of EDM DJ/producer Diplo. He even created an entire Twitter dedicated to his version of "Diplo."

He also recently added his voice to the movement against sexual assault in Hollywood, showing his support for all of the actresses speaking up and admitting that he has "had my a-- grabbed by older, powerful men" on Twitter.